University of Miami
John Stieglitz is a post doctoral research associate in Marine Biology and Ecology at RSMAS. His research focuses on aquaculture, physiology, and ecotoxicology. He is investigating the effects of crude oil and chemical dispersants on economically important finfish species of the Gulf of Mexico, using aquaculture to gain insight into acute toxicity and sub-lethal physiological effects of these toxins on the early life stages of marine fish. As part of this research, he is working to develop sustainable aquaculture techniques and technology for use in hatcheries and offshore aquaculture sites, with specific focus on pelagic species such as tuna (Thunnus spp.), mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus), cobia (Rachycentron canadum), goggle eye (Selar crumenophthalmus), Florida pompano (Trachinotus carolinus), and Nassau Grouper (Epinephelus striatus) in an effort to further develop these species for use in marine finfish aquaculture and aquatic toxicology.